Farm Crafts

We have come across a copy of “The Things We Do – A Guide To Club Programmes and Young Farmers’ Activities” dated 1961 which I have been reading with interest.

The Young Farmers The Thing We Do Book
The Young Farmers The Thing We Do Book

The book is a helpful guide on how to run a programme of events for a Young Farmers club.

It says that, “It should be the aim of every Young Farmer to gain skills in the crafts of the farm…”

I was interested to read the examples of crafts associated with the farm that it gave in the book:

  • Basket making.
  • Brickwork.
  • Carpentry.
  • Concrete work.
  • Digging.
  • Ditching and draining.
  • Dry stone walling.
  • Farriery.
  • Fencing and gate hanging.
  • Fruit tree propagation and pruning.
  • Garden cultivations.
  • Gate making and hanging.
  • Hedging.
  • Hurdle making.
  • Machinery care.
  • Metalwork.
  • Milking.
  • Ploughing.
  • Pruning.
  • Root hoeing.
  • Rope making, knots, splices, halters and nets.
  • Scything.
  • Sheep-dog handling.
  • Sheep shearing.
  • Sowing seeds and manures by hand.
  • Stacking.
  • Stockmanship.
  • Stooking.
  • Thatching.
  • Tractor driving.
  • Welding.

My husband can do pretty much most of these farm crafts. I think I have alot to learn! Which of these farm crafts can you do?